The announcement of new powers for local councils to decide Sunday trading hours are well covered today (click here for The Grocer article on the consultation).

The FT writes that struggling high street retailers are to be boosted in their battle to compete with online rivals and out-of-town retail parks under government plans to allow local councils to decide where to allow longer Sunday opening hours. Ministers want to give local authorities new powers to revitalise town centres by allowing them to determine which retailers should be allowed to extend trading on Sunday. (The Financial Times £)

The Guardian says that under government plans to allow high streets to “grow and thrive”, councils will be given powers to zone areas where Sunday trading laws could be relaxed. The changes would mean that a local council could declare that shops on a designated high street could be allowed to operate under more relaxed hours while out-of-town shopping centres with fewer local ties could face restrictions.

The move will be announced today as Brandon Lewis, the communities minister, and Anna Soubry, the business minister, launch a consultation process on liberalising Sunday trading laws. (The Guardian)

A video by an Indian rapper attacking Unilever for allegedly failing to clean up mercury contamination near one of its former factories has proved an unlikely viral success — with 1.2 million YouTube hits and counting. The video could prove deeply embarrassing for Paul Polman, the chief executive of Unilever, who was dubbed “Captain Planet” by the Harvard Business Review for his green credentials. (The Times £)

Tony the Tiger is losing his roar. Yesterday the Kellogg Company reported a slight decline in its US cereal sales as Americans switched to alternatives for breakfast, such as Greek yoghurt. (The Times £)

Britons could soon have to find another pastime to fill the mid-afternoon slot as demand for the classic cup of tea cools. Tea consumption in the UK has dropped by more than a fifth in the past five years, with the volume of tea sold dropping from 97m kg in 2010 to 76m kg this year. Consumers are opting for more exciting hot beverages, according to market research firm Mintel. (The Telegraph)

Just Eat has reported that orders, revenues and pre-tax profits increased by more than 50 per cent in the first half of 2015, as the FTSE 250 company continues to grow quickly even as competition intensifies. (The Financial Times £)